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Originally posted by rubbertramp
Originally posted by Legion2112
Since America no longer produces anything on a large, cost-effective scale, I'll tell you what; when locally produced goods & services won't eat all of what little income I do have, I'll start buying "American." Until that happens, I'll save as much as I can where I can. If that means I have to shop at Wally World, so be it. If that makes me a bad American, oh well.
what do you buy at wally world that you believe you can't get elsewhere at a comparable price?
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
reply to post by rubbertramp
I went shopping at Wal-Mart the other day, because it was in the area where I needed to be.
I bought strawberries, for $1.67 a lb. They were grown in Placentia, California.
I bought some oranges, too, .58 cents a peice, grown in, Sequoia, California.
You can buy things grown and produced in the US at Wal-Mart. If just takes reading every freaking lable to make sure you do so!
Lessee; beef, poultry, seafood, perishables such as rice, bread, dog food, cat food, Hanes t-shirts, boxers, socks, towels, lamp shades, shower curtains, sheets, pillow cases, tension rods, motor oil, power steering fluid, toys, soda, juice, dry cereal, frozen foods, DVD's, CD's, cell phones, televisions, entertainment centers, end tables... I'm sure there are a few things I left out but the bottom line is around here, the only things you're better off going to a local grocer, farmer's market or retailer for are fresh produce, gardening materials and camping supplies - Western NC kinda has the market cornered on all three.
American manufacturers are of two minds about Wal-Mart's much-ballyhooed Buy American program.
Some U.S. manufacturers contend there is more smoke than fire to the program.
However, the program has led to significant opportunities for other vendors, particularly start-ups who shape their way of doing business to Wal-Mart's needs. And, report some vendors, there have been some unintended benefits that have devolved from the program as well.
Wal-Mart vigorously disputes the negative allegations, but most suppliers (including some major Wal-Mart vendors) agree that Kmart and Target probably sell more American-made products as a percentage of sales than does Wal-Mart, and that many catalogers and specialty retailers are even more Made in the USA-oriented.
I get alot of household stuff from an antique mall nearby or yard sales, and because the stuff is old it is usually American made.
Originally posted by havok
Originally posted by rubbertramp
i haven't stepped into a walmart for 4 years.
i'm just soooo sick and tired of americans bitching about the economy.
we can make a difference.
i'd love to have a thread about american made products that are available.
here are 2 of my favorite.
Well, put your money where you mouth is, friend, and make a thread.
Americans are complaining because there is a limited supply of American made goods.
If you add up the cost over quantity ratio, it pays to buy from China.
Why? Because they want it that way.
Because the cost of living in America is 135% higher than any other country.
Because we need higher wages to pay for the higher cost of living.
The American Dream is a sham. You have to pay more to have more.
The problem with buying American is not just cost, but sometimes foreign goods are better quality. Despite the negative press Toyota has gotten this year, they still make a better car than the big 3.